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The Consumer | Anorak - Part 6

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We bring you the chic and unique, the best and most bizarre shopping offers both online and offline. We offer you tips on where to buy, and some of the less mainstream and crazy, individual and offbeat items on the internet. Anything that can be bought and sold can be featured here. And we love showcasing the best and worst art and design.

Turning an £80 bottle of melted iceberg water into whine

I love bottled water. It makes the humble look exceptional. One Guardian writer is less impressed. She says bottled water is “ignorant, insensitive and irresponsible”. You see how interesting water has become. A simple glass of water is now steeped … READ ON

Posted: 16th, February 2017 | In: Broadsheets, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Outrage! Muslim finds pork in non halal Whitbread pub dinner

Big news on the Sun’s cover is that teetotal Muslims who eat at Brewer’s Fayre and Whitbread Inn pubs will be “outraged” to learn their beef lasagne contains pork. How many Muslims are shocked, dismayed and angered by the presence … READ ON

Posted: 10th, January 2017 | In: Strange But True, Tabloids, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


A Chinese clickfarmer at work on her apple iPhones

clickfarmer china iphone

 

If you’re too busy to tweet yourself, you can outsource the task and others to the woman above. She’s a clickfamer installing apps on a screen of Apple iphones. The more installs an app has the higher it ranks … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, January 2017 | In: Online-PR, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Game of Thrones spoilers

Books. Ever hear of them?  The Sun says “SHOCK LEAK Game of Thrones fans sent into a frenzy as ‘entire plot for season seven leaks online’”. Games of Thrones is based on a series of books by George R.R. Martin. … READ ON

Posted: 8th, November 2016 | In: Books, Reviews, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Closing time at Australia’s The Grove Hill hotel

Ever go to Australia’s The Grove Hill hotel, a watering hole between Darwin and Katherine, in what might best be termed ‘the middle of nowhere’?  The place is closing. Owner Stan Heausler wanted to sell it but no buyers came … READ ON

Posted: 3rd, November 2016 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Malaysian religious government says hot dogs are un-Islamic

Hot dogs are un-Islamic, says the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (MIDD). To receive halal certification,the MIDD, a religious government body, says hot dogs must be renamed.

MIDD’s Sirajuddin Suhaimee explains says: “In Islam, dogs are considered unclean and the name … READ ON

Posted: 20th, October 2016 | In: Reviews, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


For Sale at Clinton fundraiser: the Donald Trump paddle ball gag

Donald Trump paddle ball gag

 

Presidential Tat Watch spots this “Donald Trump Paddle Ball” on sale at the Gagosian’s Benefit for Clinton, Art For Hillary.

Designed by New York sculptor Elliott Arkin, the wooden paddle features a likeness of Donald Trump’s face. The mouth … READ ON

Posted: 12th, October 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brexit: Guardian says Zara shoppers epitomise the working class

What does it mean to be working class? Aditya Chakrabortty knows. Having analysed the 17m people who voted to leave the European Union and found them “delusional”, he tells Guardian readers what it is to be working class:

What

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Posted: 12th, October 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Money, Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Douglas Fairbanks Jnr makes Fettuccini for Four: Nobs & Nosh – Eating with the Beautiful People

Douglas Fairbanks Jnr. shares his Fettuccini for Four:

 

In 1975 Allan Warren published Nobs & Nosh – Eating with the Beautiful People featuring his photographs of stars, VIPS and toffs accompanied with recipes and their thoughts on food.

Douglas Fairbanks Jnr. shares his Fettuccini for Four:… READ ON

Posted: 11th, October 2016 | In: Books, Celebrities | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal’s Petr Cech sells woolly hats like the helmet he hates

You can now dress like Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech. The Metro calls Cech a “superb businessman” because he’s noticed the weather gets colder in winter and people buy more hats to stay warm.

The hat “looks exactly like his trademark

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Posted: 9th, October 2016 | In: Arsenal, Sports, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Howard Gayle and ‘Digger’ Barnes: When Liverpool FC rejected racism

Howard Gayle was the first black footballer to play for Liverpool. The State wanted to reward Toxteth-born Gayle for footballing whilst black and working with the anti-racism charity Kick It Out with an MBE (Member of the Order of the … READ ON

Posted: 7th, October 2016 | In: Back pages, Books, Liverpool, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mother gets ‘keepsake’ vibrator stuck up her anus

Emma Phillips, Wallasey, Wirral, is the trainee teacher who got a large dildo stuck in her anus (?). This is no secret. Emma has not been exposed or outed in some way. She wants to tell us all about her … READ ON

Posted: 7th, October 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cinema ticket alternative makes everyone look like George Clooney

Alcohol remains relatively good value. Cinema tickets less so. Laura Donnelly is shocked, telling Telegraph readers: “Alcohol now so cheap 13 pints can be bought for price of cinema ticket.”

Or to flip that: Cinema is so expensive you can … READ ON

Posted: 6th, October 2016 | In: Broadsheets, Key Posts, Money, Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


This official Liverpool clock plays You’ll Never Walk Alone on the hour!

We are indebted to Pies for this gem of an item for Liverpool fans looking to buy a clock. The Bradford Exchange are offering this £197.94 ‘Liverpool FC Stadium clock’, an officially licensed piece of merchandise to enliven any wall.… READ ON

Posted: 4th, October 2016 | In: Liverpool, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The 4,000 per cent cup of coffee hike that holds no water

As newspaper investigations go, the Mail’s look at the piece of coffee 30,000 feet in the air aboard a plane is weaker than a happy hour cocktail in Riyadh. In “Revealed: How low-cost airlines inflate the price of in-flight coffee … READ ON

Posted: 1st, October 2016 | In: Money, Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jamie Vardy’s skittles vodka and Sam Allardyce’s pint of wine

Jamie Vardy is plugging his autobiography. The Leicester City and England striker tells a good story in From Nowhere.

I had a three-litre vodka bottle at home I would put loads of Skittles sweets in. After that, you can drink

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Posted: 27th, September 2016 | In: Books, Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Asda sells bananas that can give you a four-hour erection

banana sexEver hear of the spider whose bite can give you a four-hour erection? The spiders are free and come with bunches of Asda bananas. Right now everyone with a flaccid bellend is heading to the supermarket, browsing the aisles for … READ ON

Posted: 21st, September 2016 | In: Reviews, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bacteria of the New York City subway: artist captures tiny life forms

Artist Craig Ward took sterilized sponges onto the New York sUbway system. He was looking for life invisible to the naked eye. He pressed the swabs into agar plates  and incubated them in his Brooklyn studio.

“Over the summer of … READ ON

Posted: 21st, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Iguanas on a plane: flights delayed by lizards that might not be there

The WestJet flight from Toronto to Vancouver was evacuated when someone said there were lizards loose on board.

Four iguanas were found in the bags of a passenger on a flight from Cuba to Toronto*. But by the time customs … READ ON

Posted: 19th, September 2016 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Holler Timing: Liverpool FC frozen in sponsorship hell

Liverpool have a new ‘official timing parter’. It’s a brand called Holler. This is how Holler announced the deal on their website:

 

Liverpool Holler

 

Yeah, not a single wrist in sight. Odd that a brand specialising in watches would show … READ ON

Posted: 8th, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Liverpool, Money, Sports, The Consumer | Comment (1) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


IKEA customer gets his testicles trapped in MARIUS

Claus Jørstad of Alta, Norway got his testicle trapped in a MARIUS Stool from IKEA. We mention the product’s name so that any masochists know which one to go for.

 

 

Claus was seated on his stool in the … READ ON

Posted: 7th, September 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0